Golden State Warrior’s Juan Toscano-Anderson instantly regretted speaking trash to Lakers legend LeBron James in the play-in tournament.
Despite his failures this season, LeBron James is one of the greatest players ever. Over the course of his illustrious 18-time year career, Bron has time and again proved all his haters wrong.
He is a 4-time MVP, 17-time All-Star and 4-time Finals MVP who has witnessed virtually any and all kinds of defence the league has to offer. Goes without saying, King James has heard all sorts of trash talk.
During the Warriors-Lakers play-in battle, GSW’s Juan Toscano-Anderson found the courage to talk trash to the King himself. Not surprisingly, the 4-time champ made him regret his decision.
“That was some great defense but I’m still the best player in the world”: LeBron James to Juan Toscano-Anderson
JTA is known for the energy and hustle he plays with. Giving his body in every possession, diving for loose balls and fighting for every rebound is the way the Warrior’s newfound talent plays with.
With the same aggression, Juan hoped to get into LeBron’s head. Despite playing some solid defence, the Lakers star managed to score over JTA. The Warrior’s rotational player narrated:
“I went into that game like, I belong here, I’m here. I was starting to gain my own confidence naturally, but then after we played the [Phoenix] Suns a few days before that, Chris Paul came up to me and was like ‘Man, I respect you, I respect dogs, I respect your story, how you got in this league.’ I got words from [Kevin Durant], a lot of guys from around the league, James Johnson.”
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“So I came into that game like ‘M——–a, I’m here, I belong here and I’m here to play, I’m on the Warriors, I’m one of the guys on the scouting report.’ There are some guys that ain’t even on the scouting report, let alone even talked about on the scouting report. When I was talking s–t to him … I’m mad because I let him score. I should have fouled him instead of letting him score.”
“But it’s LeBron James, one of the best players in the world. But I’m like ‘I’m here. What’s up? You gotta score on me, you gotta show me.’ He showed me, but that felt fun to be able to talk s–t to LeBron and after he scored on the way back down, he was like ‘Man, that was great defence but I’m the best player in the world.’”